Published 10:26am Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Charles Carlisle

Charles Edward Carlisle, 61, of Ironton, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. He was born Oct. 31, 1952, in Nashville, Tenn., to the late Charles R. and Reba Lucille Williams Carlisle. Charles is survived by his wife, Nora Francis Nance Carlisle.

Mr. Carlisle was a graduate of Northwest High School in Clarksville, Tenn. He was a self-employed contractor.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by father-in-law, Raymond Jack Nance; and brother-in-law, Michael E. Nance.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jessica Marie Ingles, of Georgia; two sons., Jason Lee Carlisle, of Clarksville, and Jonathan Michael Nance, of Florida; two sisters, Pam (June) Ball and Regina MacGregar; a brother, Steven Dwayne Carlisle; mother-in-law, Faith Marie Nance; six sisters-in-law, Charlotte Malone, of Ironton, Millie Yates, of South Point, Sharon Nance Bender, of Coal Grove, Barbara Barnhart, of Lakeview, Betty Tavaras, of Mississippi, and Amy L. Nance, of South Point; five brothers-in-law, Raymond L. Nance, of Kitts Hill, Bill Nance, of South Point, Greg Bender, of Coal Grove, John Tavaras, of Mississippi, and Jim Yates, of Kitts Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Cremeans officiating. Burial will follow in Linville Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until time of the service at the funeral home. To offer the family condolences, please visit



Dottie Ross

Dottie Lou Ross, 73, of Huntington, W.Va., died Monday, April 14, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. She is survived by her husband Herman Ross. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville.



George Maynard

George Walter Maynard, 75, of Proctorville, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Heartland of Riverview, South Point. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville.


Howard Bruce

May 26, 1926 — April 14, 2014


Howard Bruce, 87, of Pedro, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014. The Aaron’s Creek of Pedro native was born May 26, 1926, a son of the late Charles V. and Maggie Webb Bruce. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Glenna Woltz Bruce, who passed away Oct. 25, 2010.

Mr. Bruce was a 1944 graduate of Waterloo High School. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of the famous Fourth Armored Division that saw many engagements during the dash across Europe in the heart of Germany. He was a former truck driver for Matlack Inc. and owner and operator of Bruce Fruit Farm. He was a member of the Grange, Masonic Lodge No. 532, of Waterloo, and president of the Lawrence County Board of Education. He was also a member of the Teamsters Union and a member of the Woodland Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Hamilton Wade Bruce, Arthur J. Bruce, Clifford Bruce and Charles Earl Bruce.

He is survived by daughter, Cheryl (Terry) Dalton, of Locust Grove, Va; son, Dr. Roger Dean (Rose) Bruce, of Birmingham, Ala.; daughter, Brenda Bruce (Addison) Whitt, of West Liberty, Ky.; son, James Howard Bruce, of Pedro; seven grandchildren, Howard Donald (Becky) Pancake, Kendora (Adam) McFann, Olivia Bruce, Jared Bruce, Jacob Bruce, Raleigh Bruce, and Ashton Whitt; five great-grandchildren, Haley, Isabelle, Colt and Zander Pancake, and Austin McFann; his “little woman” Kathleen Hays, of Flatwoods, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be noon Friday at the Woodland Chapel Church with brother Dave Schug and brother Gary Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Creek Cemetery with military graveside rites by the VFW Post 8850. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Masonic service at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Pallbearers will be Emerson Bruce, James H. Bruce, Jared Bruce, Jacob Bruce, Donald Pancake and Ken Pancake. Donations may be made to the Woodland Chapel Church, 116 Township Road 108, Ironton, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit







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